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Wary of iTunes

The Wall Street Journal is carrying a report that, surprise surprise, that artists available through iTunes sell fewer albums. So, guess what, labels are pulling albums from Apple’s uber-store in order to maintain album sales. Sadly, they’re still declining but it’s a finger in the dyke. King Canute anyone?

Lossless, high bitrate MP3s? Hmm, UMG and 7 Digital are aiming to plug a niche with Lost Tunes, a new download service proffering rare or out of catalogue albums from the UMG archives. Looks like UMG are multiplying their anti-iTunes moves, will be interesting to see if iTunes make moves to track market developments – been a long time and other labels have deep content (cough, cough, Warners…)

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